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So, they’ve given what was formerly known as “Nier: New Project” a proper name. NieR: Automata.
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With many of the original NieR team returning and new members such as Akihiko Yoshida, responsible for character design in my other favourite game (FFXII) and the Platinum Games people, this looks set to be awesome. Check out the trailer:

Although penned as a sequel to 2010’s NieR, you don’t actually have to have played that game, nor any of the Drakengard series (from which NieR was a spin-off) for it to make sense. It’s a very weird game and that’s all you need to know.

The story of Automata is set on Earth, after mankind fled to the moon during an invasion by mechanical lifeforms with superior weaponry. Now, mankind are using their own androids to take back their planet. That’s the girl you see in that trailer. Its name is YoRHa 2 Model: B – 2B for short – and it is an android, not a woman.

The original NieR story is linked to this only by location. Although some of the characters from that game may be mentioned, they are unlikely to appear. The gameplay, however, will be more similar, with a range of different play styles to keep the audience on their toes. You can almost guarantee that it will have multiple endings, the story won’t be anything like what you were expecting and there are going to be some ridiculously oversized swords in play. Oh, and the game’s producer says it will have a happy ending… just like the first NieR…

Currently, the game is only set for release on PS4, but no date has been given.

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Rating: 6.5/8
EU Release Date: Feb 20, 2014 (for 3DS)

Quell Reflect Cover ArtThis is a relaxing little puzzle game based on raindrops on a window. The aim is to roll your raindrop over pearls on the screen and collect them all to win the level.
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This looks like a nice game. There are no goals, no competitions, no puzzles to solve, just a bird to guide through the skies, gathering a flock. As far as I can tell, you guide the bird through a series of beautiful backgrounds to a gorgeous soundtrack, just gathering more birds for your flock.

The game tells a story with no words, aiming to create a relaxing and uplifting adventure, taking away the stresses of everyday life and making you feel a little better. Actually, just watching the trailer made me smile, so I’m sure the game will too. And in a world where a lot of games are just as stressful as some jobs, this is going to make a nice change of pace.

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I’m also looking for guest editors to contribute to the blog. I don’t have all the consoles and I can’t play all the games, so drop me a line if you’re playing a game and would like to post a review.

In Other News

  • Rise of the Tomb Raider is now available to pre-order from GAME (prices start at £39.99, game to be released on November 13th) and from tomorrow, the exclusive, pre-order only Apex Predator Pack will be available online or in-store.
  • A whole bunch of HALO 5 collectors packs are up for pre-order for its October 27th release, including limited edition Xbox Ones, controllers and other accessories.
  • Tickets are on sale for this year’s Game Music Connect with seminars from Audiokinetic and Spitfire Audio.
  • gamescom 2015 closes with record numbers in attendance.
  • HyperDevbox are having a summer sale with 45% off.

So apparently this happened at E3. And nobody told me about it. I think Nier is one of my favourite games ever and if they’re seriously releasing a sequel, I’m going to be very happy. *Please don’t let me be dreaming. Please don’t let me be dreaming.*

The quality isn’t the best (I’ll link another if I find a better one) and I’m sure it’s a prank (come on, they’re promising me a FFVII remake, a new Tomb Raider and a Nier sequel in the same year? I don’t think so.), but it’s enough to pique my interest, so check it out!

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This is going to be so awesome. It’s two of my favourite things rolled into one: Victorian London and killing stuff. Coming out this year, by the looks of it. Enjoy!

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Trailer:
http://youtu.be/6DSlgEcp5aM